Public invited to meeting on North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan

Meeting to be held October 7

OKANOGAN – The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are hosting a public meeting on the Draft North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS).
 Meeting participants will have an opportunity, through a lottery system, to provide up to two minutes of oral comment on the record.
 Meeting location is the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan on Oct. 7. Doors Open: 5 p.m. Orientation: 5 – 5:30 p.m. Public comment: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
 The Draft EIS is currently open for comment through October 24. The public is invited to view the Draft EIS and make comments online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/grizzlydeis.
 Written comments will be accepted in person at the meeting or by mail to: Superintendent’s Office, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284.
 Comments provided during the previous public comment period will also be considered. The NPS and USFWS will consider all additional comments received or postmarked no later than October 24.
 Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or any other way than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
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